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Cheap graphic card that does the job

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May 28, 2009 3:52:33 AM

Hello, friends

i need some advise,

What would be a entire level graphics card for a budget build, but still run the newer games, like COD4,Crysis,Fallout, Rainbow 6 etc.?

This is my 2nd built rig, the first rig was only a basic computer to do normal day to day task. I am current building this rig for lite modern gaming and day to day task. I am on a budget as well. I still waiting for some of my parts to come in, via mail. I will be assembling soon. I was thinking on a ATI.

My spec are

Mobo- Asus m3a78-T http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cpu -- Amd x2 7850 BE (overclocked) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mem--- G.skill 4 gb 2x2gb ddr2 1066 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cpu heatsink-- arctic freezer 64 pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HD-- Seagate SATA 500gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case antec 900
OS-- Window XP (will get Vista HM premium later)


All advise and input will be greatly thankful

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May 28, 2009 4:02:57 AM

ati 4770 for $100 will do fine.

what resolution and what power supply do you have.
a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2009 4:07:23 AM

I second the 4770, it is a fantastic card and cheap too.
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May 28, 2009 4:23:58 AM

third vote for the 4770. awesome performance, low power, cheap. Ive yet to be able to find one on newegg though, so good luck.
May 28, 2009 4:29:36 AM

forth vote for the 4770.
a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2009 4:47:35 AM

I second the 4850, it is a fantastic card and cheap too.
May 28, 2009 5:34:58 AM

IMO if the 4850 is only $10 cheaper, has a bit better performance I'll go for it. Looks like all the 4770's are sold out.
a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2009 5:35:49 AM

Yea, you should have nabbed a 4770 when they came out, I made my brother buy one for his rig two days after they were released, by then they had even dropped 10 dollars.
May 28, 2009 6:21:56 AM

4850 ftw
May 29, 2009 2:41:19 AM

that psu looks good for a 4850 18a on 2 lines 12w x 18a = 216 watts i think
May 29, 2009 2:45:55 AM

360w/12v -> 30 amps total

You're golden.
May 29, 2009 5:50:42 AM

thanks guys

For pulling through and answers my questions

I will choose the 4850 or the 4770 which ever i get the best deal on, that's the one i will run.

Just receive the rest of my parts in the mail, this even. Will be up and running in no time. The mobo that i have is missing the start up disc and drivers so i have the load them from Asus web site, "only downfall". Another through is Asus tech. support is the greatest, always answering my phone calls.
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